Christopher Columbus' ships are sailing back into town. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, which drew crowds when they were docked on the North Shore in 2012 and 2009, will be returning to Pittsburgh on Sept. 30. The ships, which are operated by the Columbus Foundation, will be docked at Station Square in the South Side and will be open to t...

This year's Italian Festival will be held a week earlier than usual — this Saturday and Sunday on May 14-15. Italian Festival Committee member Bobby Lenardo said volunteers decided to move this year's festival up a week to avoid conflicting with McAlester High School activities scheduled at the site the following week.   Those organizin...

By Ashley Murray   Sure, Bloomfield's Little Italy Days festival isn't exactly true to its name. There's a wide array of non-Italian items for sale along Liberty Avenue; you can easily eat chicken fried rice or barbecue instead of pizza; and if you're remodeling your home, there are even siding and gutter kiosks. But one event is undeniably...

Pittsburgh's Vince Isoldi may or may not be a gangster. A&E is hoping you'll tune in Nov. 10 and form your own opinion.   Mr. Isoldi, who was born in Naples, Italy, but grew up here, is the star of "Godfather of Pittsburgh," an eight-part series that follows the local "businessman with a dark past," as described in press materials. Just-...

The FIAT® brand has partnered with one of Instagram's first and most active creator communities, #JJ, to commission its founder and top photographers to embark on a photo-documented open road adventure in the new Fiat 500L. The road trip began yesterday (September 17) at the FIAT Studio in Chicago and will make stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washing...

Thursday, July 21 | 7 p.m. | Detre Library & Archives Reading Room   As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series, join the Italian American Program at the History Center for an evening of riveting Italian American storytelling. The program will include talks from Paul Gentile, author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," and...

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc. has agreed to sell its fashion eyewear company Viva International to Italian eyewear maker Marcolin SpA. Terms of the deal, which is dependent on regulatory approvals, were not disclosed.Highmark Inc. owns Western Pennsylvania's largest health insurance, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.Highmark paid $138 million in 20...

On the night of Nov. 5, fresh off a landslide victory in the Pittsburgh mayor's race, Bill Peduto wound his way through a packed Homewood auditorium, his presence announced loudly by a high school drum line. On stage, to the roar of an enthusiastic audience, he evoked the Italian immigrant roots of his family. "It's good to be home," he s...

Un funzionario del Consolato Generale d'Italia a Philadelphia il prossimo 12 luglio sarà in missione a Pittsburgh per raccogliere le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto. Il funzionario sarà negli uffici del Console Onorario a Pittsburgh, Carla Lucente, all'indirizzo Fisher Hall, 728, 600 Forbes Avenue....

Merante Brothers Market has brought the old neighborhood market back to the neighborhood, providing locals with quality foods, Italian specialty items, and something more—a chance to relax in the market's European-style cafe, and enjoy (or pick up) family dinner in the rustic cucina. More than a market, it's a celebration of what the Merantes hold...